I've decided to create a blog to journal the things that make me laugh everyday. Most of the time it's my daughter Natalee....I hope that you enjoy reading about our adventures.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blogging - Day 1

One of my New Year's Resolutions for 2010 was to set up a blog and start journaling the things that happen around here every day.  Well, with only 20 days left in 2010, I decided that I'd better get serious about it and get it done!  I started the process today and I'm sure that there will be a lot of changes and updates before I get it just right, but I'm happy that my blog is now a work in progress instead of just something that I am going to do someday.

The handful of people that will come and read this blog will likely know me from Studio Calico.  I've worked on the Studio Calico blog lots of times, but I've never had a blog of my own.  I'm excited to be able to have an outlet for some of my Natalee stories and some creative writings of my own. 

Speaking of Natalee...here is a funny story from this evening.  We got home from a marathon day of running errands and grocery shopping and we were unloading our bags in the kitchen.  My hubby, Rich, had unwrapped some of those big light bulbs that go in the recessed can lights.  After he finally got them out of the plastic, he decided to try and carry all of them at once and put them away.  Well, of course, he dropped one on the hardwood floor and it exploded into a million pieces.  Without missing a beat, Natalee said, "Well, that was a good one Daddy."  I very nearly wet my pants laughing.  The look on his face combined with the giggles from Natalee nearly sent me over the edge.  I laughed so hard that I didn't even have to help with the cleanup!

I'll leave you with a couple of pictures of Natalee decorating our Christmas tree on Thursday night.  I guess that I thought that she would remember more about Christmas from last year since she was 2 & 1/2, but she really doesn't.  In a way, it's awesome because everything is so new and wonderful to her.  We had a blast and here are some of the pictures from the night.

All of her ornaments were in a 2x2 section of the tree.  We had to go back and make some adjustments later.

I loved the look of concentration on her face.  She was intent on getting each ornament in just the right spot.

This one was her favorite...can you guess why?

I'll do my very best to post here at least once a week.  Believe me, Natalee gives me plenty of material, it's just going to be a matter of finding the time to sit down and type it out.

Until then, God bless...


  1. Can she be any cuter? Congrats on the blog start - never too late, and I look forward to reading more about you - us SC folk already know you rock!

  2. yay lorie got a blog!! love reading natalee stories... she's such a doll! these are awesome pictures :)

  3. I am so glad you started this blog! :)) so looking forward to more posts from you!

  4. So happy you started a blog! Natalee is precious; can't wait to hear more stories about her :)

  5. Yay for starting a blog Lorie!!
    Love the pics of Natalee....she just couldn't be any sweeter xxx

  6. looking forward to reading this as you update...miss you! :)

  7. oh she is so beautiful. and i have a feeling that n and my h would have a BALL together! xxo

  8. what a cutie! i wish natalee and sam could get together. =)

  9. you accomplished your resolution, that's what matters :) i love those pictures, beautiful.

  10. LOVE these GORGEOUS darling pictures! So glad to have you join the fun blogging world now too! xoxo

  11. so glad your blogging. got you all bookmarked =) great photos.

  12. Awesome, Lorie!! And such beautiful pictures!! I've got you bookmarked too!!